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Choosing the Right Lens – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor – iPhone Photography Article

[ad_1] Choosing the Right Lens – David Molnar – Your Photography Mentor For example, if you’re going hiking in the mountains, keeping your gear bag as light as possible is a must. You’ll get tired fast lugging around a heavy bag in steep terrain. Mirrorless cameras, such as a Nikon Z-6, Sony Alpha A7 III or Canon EOS RP are great choices if you like to hike into a location. They are much lighter than their full-frame DSLR counterparts. Or if you’ll…

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Canon Will ‘Definitely’ Add IBIS to ‘Select’ DSLRs Soon: Report – Photography Article

[ad_1] We’ve known for several months now that Canon was working on IBIS for its full-frame mirrorless EOS-R system, but a recent patent and a new rumor indicates that this tech might make its way into Canon’s DSLRs as well… and soon. The first indication of this possibility was a patent spotted by Northlight Images last week, but since a patent only rarely indicates a soon-to-be-released technology we decided to hold off on reporting about it. But now, Canon Rumors…

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Nikon Takes the Crown, Sony G Master Needs Work – Photography Article

[ad_1] Roger Cicala at LensRentals is on a quest. A quest to MTF everything that moves… or in this case zooms. After putting off zoom lens comparisons as long as possible, Roger finally bit the bullet and published his 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF chart comparison. What’s an MTF Chart? For those of you who need a refresher, MTF charts measure a lens’ contrast and resolution from the center all the way out to the corners, putting hard numbers to a lens’…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is…

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Venus Optics Brings 15mm f/2 and 10-18mm Lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z – Photography Article

[ad_1] Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is bringing two of its ultra-wide angle lenses to Canon and Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless systems. The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D, which is now available for both the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts, and the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom, which will only be released for the Nikon Z system. Venus Optics made a name for itself with its “Zero-D” line of ultra-wide lenses with minimal distortion, and now the brand is trying to expand…

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Massive Decline in Digital Camera Sales, Plus Nikon Sees Market Share Decrease – Photography Article

[ad_1] Earlier this week, Nikkei revealed the latest digital camera market trends. And for camera manufacturers, things are looking dismal. The market share breakdown First, let’s take a look at the market share breakdown: Canon: 40.5% (an increase of 3.9% from 2017) Nikon: 19.1% (a decrease of 2.7%) Sony: 17.7% (a decrease of 0.7%) Fujifilm: 5.1% (an increase of 1.3%) Olympus: 2.8% (an increase of 0.1%) Notice that Canon had the biggest gains, followed by Fujifilm and Olympus. Nikon’s market…

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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.4 IS is First Full Frame Lens with Dynamic IS – Photography Article

[ad_1] Canon has officially announced the new RF 24-240mm f/4-6.4 IS lens, a new 10x all-in-one lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with an “entry-level price tag.” The new lens is the 6th in the RF lineup and the first telephoto zoom lens. Nano USM in the lens provides users with fast and precise autofocusing when shooting both still photos and videos. It provides full-time manual focusing, allowing photographers to make adjustments while in AF mode. A pioneering feature of the…

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Canon Unveils the PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X Mark II – Photography Article

[ad_1] Canon has announced two new PowerShot G-Series point-and-shoot cameras, the G7 X III and G5 X Mark II. The cameras are successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X, respectively. Both cameras feature 20-megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS sensors backed by DIGIC 8 image processors. They can shoot at up to 20fps with a maximum ISO of 12,800. For video recording, both cameras can capture 4K/30p, 1080/60p (and 120p), HDR, and high frame rate movie with no…

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Is Canon’s New RF 85mm f/1.2L Lens Worth It? – Photography Article

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVzEe1e3bDc] Ever since Canon and Nikon debuted their latest lens mounts, there’s been a lot of talk about the “optical advantages” of the shallower, wider Z and RF-mounts. Canon even released a video more-or-less shaming their own EF lenses by comparison. But does this translate into meaningful real-world results? Photographer Matt Granger recently set out to answer this question by comparing the tried and true Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II on the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR against…

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Canon Increased Market Share in 2018 But Camera Market Continues to Bleed – Photography Article

[ad_1] Nikkei published its 2018 digital camera market trends report yesterday, and the news is grim. While Canon, Fuji and Olympus all saw their global market share increase last year, total sales volume for digital cameras dropped by a whopping 22%. The story is perhaps rosiest for Canon, whose 40.5% market share represents an increase of 3.9% over 2017. Meanwhile, its closest competitors both saw market share drop, with Nikon logging 19.1% (a decrease of 2.7%) and Sony at 17.7%…

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How to Do Back Button Focusing on Your Canon DSLR or Mirrorless – Photography Article

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Suk5FORNL8] Back button focusing involves decoupling a camera’s autofocus from the shutter button and moving it to a button under the right thumb on the back. Here’s a helpful 4.5-minute video by Canon Australia showing how you can get started with this next-level focusing technique on your Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera. Canon Collective Ambassador Kass Brumley starts out by explaining what back button focus is and what its advantages are (e.g. being able to easily lock focus…

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More Companies Like Canon Should Use Crowdfunding Websites – Photography Article

[ad_1] When I first learned that Canon was planning on using a crowdfunding website to launch a new product, I thought to myself “this is going to be a PR disaster.” My knee jerk reaction was to think that it’s unacceptable for a company like Canon to use websites like Indiegogo in order to launch a product. Surely it has more than enough money available to develop products without asking for it from the public. Now that I’ve had a…

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Canon is Crowdfunding a ‘Clippable’ Camera Through Indiegogo – Photography Article

[ad_1] Canon took the photography world by surprise this week when the imaging giant announced that it would try to fund one of its upcoming cameras through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The mysterious IVY REC will be a “clippable, go anywhere camera” that Canon has deemed interesting enough to try, but not necessarily promising enough to pay for ahead of time. Details about the upcoming campaign are sparse. For now, the only info available on the IVY REC exists on…

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I Switched from Canon to Sony 4 Years Ago. Here Are 8 Things I’ve Learned. – Photography Article

[ad_1] I switched to Sony from Canon on December 31, 2014. Since then, I’ve cranked through over 50,000 frames on my Sony cameras in the past 4+ years of shooting. I upgraded to the Sony a7 III in October 2018, following a brief stint where I considered a switch to Fujifilm or Olympus. So now’s a good time to take a look back at the pluses — and minuses — of my switch to Sony from Canon. Let’s start with…

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This is Why RF Lenses Are ‘Outstanding’ – Photography Article

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-swouJ4qS4] Canon made this 4.5-minute video explaining the technology of its new RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras. “[W]hat makes these lenses so outstanding?” Canon writes. “This video introduces the innovative features of RF lenses that open up new possibilities in photographic expression.” Canon says that RF lenses are superior to conventional lenses when it comes to minimizing aberrations caused by refraction, especially at the outer edges of photos. If the “back focus” distance between a lens’…

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Canon Was Blinded by Sony and the ‘Mirrorless Revolution’ – Photography Article

[ad_1] Based on a number of conversations I’ve had and a few minor polls I’ve conducted, most people seem to believe that Canon made the right decision by producing a mirrorless system. Now my sample size is quite small so this may or may not be a true reflection, but I have an opposing view to this. I firmly believe that Canon made the wrong choice by developing a new mirrorless system with a new mount. I’ve long believed that Canon should…

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Recent Trip to the Bay Area – iPhone Photography Article

[ad_1] Recent Trip to the Bay Area Around theGolden Gate Bridge I just spent a couple of weeks in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities in the US. Naturally I shot a lot of photos around the Golden Gate and thought I would share some of them on my blog. Every day began with some serious fog, which of course I absolutely love! I also got out my big, heavy DSLR, which I hadn’t shot with in a long…

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